Cardiac catheterization under echocardiographic control in a pregnant woman
A 22 year old woman had signs of rheumatic mitral and aortic valve disease early in pregnancy. Cardiac catheterization was performed during her third month of pregnancy under two-dimensional echocardiographic control without the use of ionizing radiation. Severe mitral stenosis with mild aortic stenosis was found. Five cubic centimeters of 5 percent dextrose in water were injected by hand to obtain left ventriculograms and supravalvular aortograms of sufficient quality to diagnose valvular regurgitation. The use of "echo-catheterization" may have significant advantages in selected clinical situations.
|Keywords||*Echocardiography, Adult, Aortic Valve Stenosis/diagnosis, Female, Heart Catheterization/*methods, Human, Mitral Valve Stenosis/*diagnosis/surgery, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications/*diagnosis, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't|
Meltzer, R.S., Serruys, P.W.J.C., McGhie, J., Hugenholtz, P.G., & Roelandt, J.R.T.C.. (1981). Cardiac catheterization under echocardiographic control in a pregnant woman. The American Journal of Medicine, 71, 481–484. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/4035